Catopsis berteroniana

(Schultes f.) Mez in A. L. P. de Candolle and C. de Candolle

in A. L. P. de Candolle and C. de Candolle,Monographiae Phanerogamarum 9: 621. 1896.

Illustrated
Basionym: Tillandsia berteroniana Schultes f. in J. J. Roemer and J. A. Schultes, Syst. Veg. 7(2): 1221. 1830
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 22.

Plants flowering 0.4–1.3 m. Leaves erect, yellow-green, to 45 cm, covered with conspicuous, white, chalky powder, especially toward base; sheath pale, elliptic; blade triangular, apex acute. Inflorescences: scapes erect; bracts subfoliaceous, laxly imbricate; inflorescences 2-pinnate (rarely simple), with 2–8 lateral branches; spikes 15–50-flowered, erect, stipitate; floral bracts yellow-green, broadly ovate, 6–8 mm. Flowers diurnal; sepals yellow-green, obovate, 1–1.2 cm, leathery, apex obtuse, surfaces glabrous; petals erect to very slightly spreading, white, elliptic, 1–1.2 cm; style included, stigma erect, simple. Fruits ellipsoid, 1.2–1.4 cm.


Phenology: Flowering fall–winter.
Habitat: Epiphytic on a variety of hosts, usually in strong light
Elevation: 0–30 m

Distribution

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Fla., Mexico, West Indies, Central America, South America

Discussion

Selected References

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Lower Taxa

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... more about "Catopsis berteroniana"
Obtuse (?) +  and Acute (?) +
light tan;brown +
Harry E. Luther +  and Gregory K. Brown +
(Schultes f.) Mez in A. L. P. de Candolle and C. de Candolle +
Tillandsia berteroniana +
triangular +
chalklike +
subfoliaceous +
conspicuous +
ovoid;ellipsoid +
Fla. +, Mexico +, West Indies +, Central America +  and South America +
0–30 m +
0.6 cm6 mm <br />0.006 m <br /> (?) +  and 0.8 cm8 mm <br />0.008 m <br /> (?) +
radially symmetric;slightly bilaterally symmetric +
unisexual +  and bisexual +
ellipsoid +
1.2 cm12 mm <br />0.012 m <br /> (1.4 cm14 mm <br />0.014 m <br />) +
Epiphytic on a variety of hosts, usually in strong light +
compound +, simple +  and 5-many-flowered +
rosulate +  and many-ranked +
yellow-green +
0 cm0 mm <br />0 m <br /> (45 cm450 mm <br />0.45 m <br />) +
distinct +
petals +  and very slightly spreading +
Flowering fall–winter. +
chalky +  and white +
conspicuous +
in A. L. P. de Candolle and C. de Candolle,Monographiae Phanerogamarum +
unappendaged +  and winged +
plumose +
yellow-green +
distinct +
obovate +
1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br /> (1.2 cm12 mm <br />0.012 m <br />) +
3 +  and 2 +
distinct +
unequal +
Illustrated +
stipitate +  and 15-50-flowered +
elongate +
epiphytic +
Catopsis berteroniana +
Catopsis +
species +
water-absorbing +